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A trip to Kauai, the Garden Island makes for a perfect tropical family holiday. Stay off the beaten path at the Fern Grotto Inn in Wailua.

Paradise Found on Kauai at Fern Grotto Inn

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During our Hawaiian travels over the years, we’ve enjoyed a variety of accommodations, including condos, hotels, timeshares, and even a bed and breakfast on our honeymoon. None were quite as unique or as enchanting as our home-away-from-home at the Fern Grotto Inn. This secluded collection of a 1940s-era plantation house and river cottages in the Wailua River Valley is unique and perfect for the right kind of traveller. If you want to enjoy Kauai in your own independent way, Fern…

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The bucolic rolling hills and vineyards of Sonoma County can be a playground for families with kids. How to enjoy Sonoma County with kids and wine. | family travel

How to Enjoy Sonoma County with Kids and Wine

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It’s easy to see why California is a blessed state in the union. Sunshine, coastline, mountains, valleys – it’s gorgeous. And then there’s the food and wine. If California is the state that just keeps on giving to travellers and locals, then the rolling hills, vineyards, and valleys of Sonoma County are the sweet cherries on a fantastic Cali sundae. There’s so much more to wine country and Sonoma County than wine, as fabulous as it is. Sonoma County is a beautiful, bucolic, almost off-the-beaten path…

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Anaheim has much more to offer the family traveller than the House of Mouse. Check out these seven fun activities in Anaheim, California.

Seven Things You Can Do for Fun in Anaheim

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When I say ‘Anaheim,’ what comes to mind? Probably Disney, right? Well, the oldest city in Orange County (founded in 1857), has much more to offer the family traveller than the House of Mouse. From unique activities and artisanal food, to some of the best craft beer in the world, here are seven fun activities in Anaheim they may surprise you. Seven Things You Can Do for Fun in Anaheim 1. Stroll Along Center Street Promenade The outdoor cafes, trendy boutiques and Good…

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The affordable ocean playground of Myrtle Beach is packed full of fun, family-friendly activities. Here are the best things to do in Myrtle Beach with kids.

Best Things to Do with Kids in Myrtle Beach

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This travelling girl from north of the 49th parallel has a crush on the American South. The pull of a warm climate, genteel manners, copious glasses of sweet tea and loads of deep-fried goodness tempt me in ways that I can’t logically explain. How fortunate then, that my travels brought me to the affordable, tourist epicenter of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where I encountered all of the above. Here are the best things to do with kids in Myrtle Beach for families. Best Things…

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Looking for a great summer vacation destination that will knock your socks off? Twenty tips for great summer activities and things to do in Boise, Idaho.

How to Enjoy Summer Fun + Things To Do in Boise, Idaho

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The wonderful thing about travel is how certain destinations can surprise and delight you. It could be a single attraction, the food, a sunset, the people, one individual, or like Boise, Idaho, it could be the sum of its parts. Add some dashes of ubiquitous friendliness and courtesy, and you’ve got the makings of a true, hidden gem. Yes, Boise, Idaho, is that place. We’ve been to Bend, Portland, and other, louder hoods of hipsterdom. But small, quiet Boise blew us away. There…

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